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Peer Workers / Mental Health Workers - Hunter region

Flourish Australia

Flourish Australia has multiple opportunities for Peer Workers / Mental Health Workers to join our Hunter teams!

The positions available are

  • Full-time & part-time
  • 24/7 rotating roster including weekend, evening and night shifts
  • Based in the Hunter region providing supports in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Maitland
  • Level 3 on the Flourish Australia Enterprise Agreement (2018)

Who we are

Flourish Australia is one of Australia’s most experienced community mental health organisations. Our services are comprehensive and highly personalised because each person’s experience will be different and their needs, as an individual, are unique. Together we set goals, connect individuals with the right people, support services and opportunities to meet their needs.

We value diversity and encourage applications from suitably qualified people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds, people from CALD and LGBTI communities and mature age candidates.

About the Opportunity

As a Mental Health Worker or Peer Worker, you will support people accessing our services who have a lived experience of mental health issues to achieve their hopes and dreams. You will play an important part in assisting people to maintain wellness and realise their goals. On a day to day basis you will:

  • Listen to and create opportunities and activities that meet the interests and goals of people.
  • Encourage shared learning experiences, and support skill development at every opportunity through self-directed learning, information and education.
  • Ensure that individual support is provided to a person that accesses Flourish Australia services that meet their recovery journey goals and is strengths based and led by the person wherever possible.
  • Be ‘hands on’ and involved in direct service delivery.

We value lived experience and believe peer support is a powerful part of the mental health recovery journey. Therefore, our Peer Worker roles are for those willing to use their lived experience and personal recovery to mentor people with a lived experience of a mental health issue.

Selection Criteria

  • A relevant degree OR a Relevant Certificate IV or Diploma with 12-months relevant experience OR 2-years full-time experience working in mental health as recognised by Flourish Australia.
  • A current Australian Driver’s Licence.

The Benefits

  • Attractive hourly rates equivalent to SCHCADS Level 3 $32.54-$34.90/hour
  • Tax-Free Salary Packaging up to $15,900
  • Vehicle mileage allowance
  • Family-friendly and flexible working conditions
  • Generous leave provisions including 17.5% leave loading+ 2 additional days of personal leave+ extra day paid leave over Christmas/New Year + paid parental leave
  • Opportunities for career development, professional development and training such as Mental Health First Aid and ASIST.

We are actively observing COVID safe work practices and have implemented flexible working arrangements. All successful applicants will be asked to provide evidence of compliance with COVID-19 vaccination Public Health Orders (where applicable).

Interviews to be conducted before the New Year, apply now!

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